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town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started
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shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from windows and doors. the shooting was apparently contained to two rooms. a day of unimaginable horror here. >> the gym teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> most of the lights were off and the teacher had -- my teacher mrs. sullivan had to close the blinds and she had to -- close the blind, shut off the lights and get a black piece of paper and stick it to the door. >> reporter: police led kids away from the scene. some of the children, were told to close their eyes so they couldn't see the carnage. the gunman was found dead of a shuffle inflicted gunshot. but then came the agonizing process, scott, of parents rushing to the school, many told that their children were safe
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but, of course, for the parents of 20 children, the unspeakably horrifying word that their kids were among the victims. >> pelley: jim, thanks very much. police have not said anything about a possible motive in this case. bob orr has been talking to his sources and has learned more. bob? >> reporter: well, scott, it's clear to us now that the gunman carefully planned his deadly attack for a very familiar target. as we reported, his mother was a kindergarten teacher at sandy hook elementary so he knew his way around the target zone. investigators believe the spree actually began earlier in the day at the home adam lanza shared with his mother. sources say she was killed there, then lanza drove to the school armed with at least three weapons. we're told he was carrying a sig sauer semiautomatic pistol and also a 9 millimeter glock handgun. he went directly to a very specific area of the school, he opened fire killing 20 kids in two nearby classrooms.
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we still don't know how many rounds he fired, but the handguns are capable of carrying extended magazines which can each hold up to 30 rounds of ammunition. now, also police found later a third gun, a bush master type .223 assault rifle in his mother's car which was parked outside the school. sources tell us tonight that all three of those weapons had been bought legally and they were registered to lanza's mother. investigators have been spending hours with lanza's older brother ryan to see what he might have known about this attack. at this point ryan lanza is not believed to be a suspect. as for the motive, it's unclear. authorities speculate he might have been right ago wrong in his mind or maybe a slight he suffered in the past. >> pelley: bob, thank you. cbs news senior correspondent john miller is a former assistant director of the f.b.i. and john has been talking to his law enforcement sources. john, how do the police deal with what has become such a
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large crime scene? >> it's going to be very difficult, scott, and they have competing pressures. first of all, with the crime scene, you only have one chance, you have to get it right the first time. they have a large number of bodies to deal with, with the people who are killed on the scene, but also a large amount of ballistic evidence to preserve and document there. but the competing pressure-- which is one that's going to weigh very heavily-- is these victims' families are going to want them back. they're going to want to start to have their arrangements and do things and particularly the fact that it's children it's going to increase that pressure. so they are developing a crime scene plan that is going to run through the weekend, likely 24 hours a day with crime scene experts in shifts until the scene is complete, scott. >> pelley: i spoke to one of the police officers this evening, john, and he told me they hope to have the bodies out of the school some time in the overnight period but they had to
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remain in place while they gathered that evidence that you were talking about. what have you been able to learn about the gunman? what do we know about lanza now? >> well, adam lanza is 20 years old, born april 22, 1997. he was the bigger personality of the two brothers. his brother ryan was the quiet one, he went to business school kind of on a path. but adam was the one with the bigger personality and lived at home with his mother. investigators believe that this may be a conflict between he and his mother that was developing for a long time that started with the murder this morning and then using the guns registered to her after killing his mother, going to the school and killing what she loved most, her students. they underline that when you look at what was done and how it was carried out, this was not a
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snap decision, these were not random victims, he had chosen these victims carefully and that this was something that he had been putting together. >> pelley: john, thank you. one of the very first reporters on the scene today was lou young from our new york flagship station wcbs t.v. lou, tell us what you saw and what you heard when you first got here. >> well, scott, when we got here we knew it was bad and then as the day unfolded it became so much worse, so much more horrifying than any of us could have possibly imagined. the numbers literally taking our breath away as we learned the number of people who were killed and wounded. it was a day of heart break. the road behind me here a very long walk for many parents and friends frantic, going down that street with a lump in their throat and for some of them it was the worst walk of their lives. they simply got the worst news possible when they got down to
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the end there. it was especially difficult for first responders we met, like a nurse along the road here, who rushed to the school to try and help only to see all her hope turned to despair. listen. i see you've been crying. >> yes. >> reporter: is it because of what you saw? >> no, they wouldn't even let us in the building. all i can say is that one of the cops said it's the worst thing he'd ever seen in his entire career but it was when they told the parents, all these parents were waiting for their children to come out. they thought that they were, you know, still alive. there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. >> reporter: and you weren't able to do anything. you wanted to come down and help. >> right. we knew at one point they asked the ambulances to leave, that they didn't need them and we knew that that wasn't a good sign. >> the signs were not good and they never got any better.
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even as the sun went down tonight we saw one woman coming back from the staging area, tears streaming down her face. she was checking on a missing child. "they're all dead" she said. "they're all dead." we're here in newtown, back to you. >> pelley: lou, thanks very much. paul vance is a police lieutenant with the connecticut state police. he's been briefing reporters today and i asked him what he saw when he arrived at the school. >> it's a horrific scene. it's a very tragic scene, as we've been reporting. it involve it had death of numerous children, 20 to be exact, six adults. and it's a very tragic, horrific scene. >> pelley: were the children who were killed in one classroom? spread out across the entire school? >> one section of the building is the best way we can explain it. the deceased were all located in one complete section of the building. >> pelley: and where was the gunman found? >> in the hallway. >> pelley: outside of a
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classroom? >> correct. >> pelley: as the sun is going down now, are the victims still in the school? >> yeah, this is a long process and by that i mean it's a crime scene, it's a criminal investigation, it mandates that we meticulously document every single square inch of that building. we meticulously document all the affirmative actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that's time consuming. we'll then work with the removal of deceased and initiate that process and we certainly have a great deal of work that needs to be done in this investigation. >> pelley: paul vance with the connecticut state police. i asked officer vance whether any family lost more than one child and he said that they were not certain of that at this point, they just didn't know. president obama at the white house today was visibly shaken when he came out to address the nation and we will have more of the president's remarks when this special coverage of the "cbs evening news" returns from
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>> pelley: when president obama addressed the nation about the shooting he seemed visibly upset at the white house today. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of
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the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> pelley: the president was no more specific about what he meant by "meaningful action" but
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for some americans it means taking a look at gun control. correspondent nancy cordes tells us that the issue is just as contentious as ever. >> reporter: in lafayette park tonight, across from the white house, a small group of progun control demonstrators held a candlelight vigil. but on both ends of pennsylvania avenue, there was near silence on the issue. both the republican house speaker, john boehner, and the democratic leader, nancy pelosi, called today's tragedy "unspeakable" but made no mention of the guns used to carry out the brutal act. gun control, an issue so hotly debated in the 1990s, is rarely discussed seriously today. the tkpwapb on assault weapons was allowed to lapse in 2004. in 2009 congress passed a law making it easier to carry guns in national parks and the president signed it. after july's massacre in aurora, colorado, president obama said a.k.-47s belong in the hands
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of soldiers not criminals but he did not propose any gun legislation and that allowed speaker boehner to duck the issue, too. >> i'm not the expert on this but if the president's got ideas i'd be happy to look at them. >> reporter: new york mayor michael bloomberg blasted both men today. "we need immediate action" wrote the gun control advocate. "we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership. not from the white house and not from congress." one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to gun control is that democrats are on one side and republicans are on the other. but there are plenty of democrats from rural states, from southern states, from western states, scott, that also balk at gun control measures. we asked the national rifle association for a reaction to today's shootings, scott, they said they'll have no comment until all the facts are known. >> pelley: nancy, what we do know is that the weapons were legally purchased and legally
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registered. one wonders if the nature of this crime and the age of the victims might create the debate in washington that could push legislation along. >> it's possible, but many people thought that would happen after the shootings in aurora, colorado, this summer, after congresswoman gabrielle giffords was shot along with so many others. more than a year ago. but that didn't happen. in fact, congressional leaders today and the president were so reluctant to bring up this issue that their aides said today was not the day to discuss it. that infuriated gun control advocates, scott, who said if today isn't the day, what is? >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people today's shooting in connecticut is painfully familiar to people in little ton, colorado.,,,,,,,, >>
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>> pelley: one of the parents of a sand ree hook, elementary
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student said today that he always thought newtown, connecticut, was the safest place in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread.
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>> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were wondering if that child, their child, was in that classroom. >> reporter: feelings that flooded back this year with the shooting at a theater in aurora, colorado, about 20 miles east of columbine high. in the years that you've thought about it, have you ever put it kind of together? >> i think the question that i get asked when i do go out and speak on occasions is what could stop it from happening? and the thing that i keep stating time and time again is what causes so much hate in people's heart that they're willing to walk into an elementary school to injure or kill kids? where did this start? >> reporter: and he has one plea from a teacher who lived
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through it. >> don't allow these people to die in vain. violence has to stop in our schools. we have to come together. >> reporter: de angelis and others here at columbine high school say you don't get over this kind of tragedy, scott, the scars are forever. >> pelley: you know, barry, we were talking to nancy cordes earlier. i was wondering, is there any talk in colorado about changing gun laws there? >> reporter: indeed. if you look at this morning's "denver post", the headline is about colorado's governor john hicken looper who says may it is time to rethink gun laws. he said this before today's events and in reference to the aurora theater massacre. but when you have a western governor who says something like this it's going to add fuel to the whole gun control debate. >> pelley: barry, thanks very much. here in newtown, the community tonight is remembering the victims of the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary school. a candlelight vigil is being
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held at st. rosa's catholic church to begin the healing process. some of the victims were part of you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will.
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some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. newtown, connecticut, president obama speaking for the nation about what happened here n her home. we had planned to end the week with one of those wonderful stories from steve hartman about a third grader in denver who is fascinated by dinosaurs. a little kid with big dreams--
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just like the children who died today. steve, the father of a four-year-old, has some thoughts tonight about this tragedy. >> reporter: i haven't been able to watch the news most of today let alone prepare something to say on it so forgive me if i'm a little shaken tonight. for me it's those pictures of the kids coming out of the school in tears. those have been just doing me in. i feel empathy, of course, but i've got to be honest with you, most of what i've been feeling today is selfish. what if those were my kids? could this happen at their school? i'm comfortable confessing this because i'm guessing a lot of you have been feeling that same way, too. and if you are like me then you know there's only one place to find solace. this is my son george. this was the spaoeul he gave me when i picked him up from school today. on the way home we got stuck behind a bus and although normally i hate that, stopping all the time, today there was no
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place on earth i would have rather been i really needed to see this and judging from some of the hugs i witnessed i'm sure i wasn't alone in that. last thing i want to say my wife sometimes gives me a hard time because i like to fall asleep with my boys on occasion. she says they don't sleep as for over 60,000 california foster children,
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cook. (* new* ) than two weeks before >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. less than two weeks before christmas, the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history exceeded only by the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> 27 people including 20 elementary school children are dead in newtown, connecticut where a vigil has just concluded in one of the town's
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churches. >> by being here you speak he will gently by all your emotions and your physical presence and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me, the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> remarks from a vigil that just wrapped up a scene of incomprehensible grief tonight. as the senator mentioned this grief shared across the nation. maybe you have been watching "cbs evening news," maybe you spent part of your day following this story. the truth is there are simply mow words and no way to understand it but that's what we're all trying to do. you walk down the street into a coffee shop and you can see it on people's faces.
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cbs 5 reporter len ramirez has more. >> what prompted this outburst of violence? >> reporter: on what should have been a happy friday in the holidays we were gripped instead by the mass murder of children playing out on all our screens, small, medium and large. >> i had to leave work because i was crying. when i got here i saw it. it just came back and now it's worse. >> reporter: some seemed to just tune it out while others were just tuning in. >> when is it going to stop? >> reporter: discussions turned to anger. >> it's senseless violent. people shouldn't go bringing guns out into the public especially pointing them at kids. >> reporter: does this kind of thing hurt your feelings?
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>> it does. why hurt somebody else? hurt yourself. >> what's one all the guns? we doesn't have that in france. >> some of the kids were as young as 5. >> nowhere but in america. and that's sad. >> reporter: but more than anything it seemed what dejected people the most was the hard realization that safe havens aren't. >> the thought that you can't send your kids to school and trust they will be safe, it's just, you know, just devastating. i don't want to think that there is that kind of evil in the world. >> reporter: in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. the violence in connecticut prompted several bay area police departments to step up their schools' presence today. oakland, fremont, san leandro
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and palo alto all increased school patrols. the san francisco schools already have resource officers. extra police or not schools across the bay area are also addressing tragedy in connecticut. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco with a look at how local school districts are handling it. >> reporter: schools across the bay area have spent the day reassuring parents that, yes, they are doing everything they can to keep their children as safe as possible. it may be 3,000 miles away from the worst grade school shooting in american history but still, the mood here is somber. >> i think every parent is turning around and saying, i got to hug my kids that much tighter today. i got a text from a friend who said i drove straight from my son's preschool and gave him a hug and said, son, i love you. i want to let you know that. i think that's how every parent is feeling like horrible sadness for the families that are going through this and need
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to reconnect. >> reporter: san francisco schoolchildren were given paperwork for parents a guide on how to talk to children about the shooting. >> feel sad for the mommies. >> reporter: crystal brown had a brief conversation with her daughters after school let out. >> i said someone brought a gun to a school and she said a real gun? and someone died? kids died? and, you know, it's hard for them to process. >> reporter: the superintendent wants to remind parents that the schools have safety plans and teachers drill on how to keep the kids out of danger. in fact, cbs 5 was invited on this mock school shooting drill a couple of years ago in south san francisco. in the drill, police officers demonstrated how they don't wait for a s.w.a.t. team anymore. after columbine cops rush into the schools and race to subdue the gunman. but school officials emphasize there is no security measure as good as paying attention to a person who seems to be plotting an evil deed and calling the
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police right away. >> as a teacher's during the columbine incident there was a rush to install security metal detectors and all this hardware. the single greatest security system you can have in place is a well informed enabled student body. >> reporter: district officials say they have asked their principals to review their safety procedures given this horrible reminder to make sure that everybody in those schools knows what to do in a worst- case scenario like this one. reporting live in san francisco, joe vazquez, cbs 5. how do you begin to talk to your children about something like this? dr. kim mulvihill has some advice from an expert. scoot snyder of martinez is sure his kids have already heard the news. >> i think i'm going to give them an extra hug tonight and ask them if they have questions. >> this is a really, really tragic and difficult event. >> reporter: dr. berry is a
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child psychologist at lucille packard children's hospital. >> often times after an event like this our children can have questions about their safety and if and when and how this happened and if it will happen again. >> reporter: dr. berry says honest conversations that are age appropriate will help ease your child's fears. younger children might have more trouble understanding. >> so for those children, it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these events you all the news coverage, and to more importantly to reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> reporter: older children are have a greater understanding and want to know more of the specifics. she says be open with them and stress the isolated nature of this event. >> this is a random isolated event and it could happen to anyone anywhere though it most likely will not. >> it's not a normal person that will go into an elementary school and shoot it up methodically. >> reporter: be calm and reassure your kids that there are a lot of people looking out
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to make sure they're safe. so listen to your kids tonight. let them talk about their feelings. keep in mind, they will be paying close attention to the moods of the adults around them. try to maintain a normal routine and reassure children that school is a safe place. some kids will have more intense reactions to the situation. so be on the lookout for any major changes in their behavior. >> so don't overload them with too much information or too many images. >> reporter: absolutely. turn off the tv. >> okay. thanks, kim. recapping what happened this morning, 26 people were killed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 of those killed were were children between the ages of 4 and 10. the gunman has-identified as 20- year-old adam lanza. he is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. lanza killed his mother at their home before going to the school where she was a kindergarten teacher. this is the deadliest shooting
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rampage at an elementary school in u.s. history. >> children, beautiful, beautiful children, who had simply come to school to learn and their day ended a very different way than any of us could possibly have imagined. evil visited this community today. >> and our coverage continues in a moment. we'll be right back. r their children to come out they thought they still alive ,,,,,,
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they wouldn't even let us in the building. one of the cops the worst thing he had ever seen in his career.
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but it was when they told these parents. all these parents were waiting for their children to come out. they thought they were still alive. there's 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. >> when it comes to mass shootings, america can consider itself a nation of veterans. so we know what comes next. >> a discussion about guns and gun violence in america. the white house press secretary was asked about the same thing in the house immediately after today's shooting. >> it does remain a commitment of his. what i said is today is not the day to, i believe, as a father, a day to engage in the usual washington politics debates. i think that that day will come. but today is not that day. >> but several hours later the president addressed the nation and without saying it directly, it was clear what was on his mind. >> as a country we have been
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through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> and so the discussion begins. >> during today's massacre, the suspected gunman had at least three weapons. adam lanza was carrying two semi-automatic handguns, a sig sauer typically carried by secret service agents, and a glock 9-millimeter used by many police officers and federal agents across the u.s. a third gun a .223 caliber assault rifle was found outside the school in the back of his mother's car. a federal official tells cbs news that all three weapons were bought legally and were registered to his mother. and just within the past half hour, an ap stores says more guns were found inside the school. the official would not say what type of guns were found.
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cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom now. grace, we typically see strong reaction after mass shootings and that appears to be the case once again today. >> reporter: it does. the public is really speaking out in this exclusive surveyusa poll. now, just a note here, this was taken after the shooting today so take a look. adults in the bay area were asked, if laws for gun sales should be more strict. 74% said yes. 19% said that the laws should stay the same. 6% believe they should be less strict. as for a semi-automatic weapon and assault rifles, our survey found 77% support or strongly support making it illegal to sell or even to own them. but the question now is public sentiment strong enough to change the law? >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today.
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it was also a rare moment perhaps a turning point in presidential policy for federal gun control. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something should be done. >> reporter: the law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment, a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last long enough to change actual law. >> the only time when most citizens worry about things like assault weapons is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: he says when a mass shooting occurs, gun control is called for. but after the hype dies down, the opponents gain traction
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because they care vehemently and they fight long term. >> the intensity of the opponents of control will outweigh the mild support the other population might feel. >> reporter: in 1999 during the columbine shooting 39 people were killed or injured. the next year a public policy institute of california poll showed 62 percent of californians wanted stricter gun control. but just before the olympic coast shooting in oakland -- the oikos shooting in oakland in april of this year, that support dropped to 53%. and here's a disturbing fact. the number of mass shootings has gone up in recent history and it has gone up dramatically. this year, we have had 7 incidents where four or more people were killed. and according to mother jones magazine, that's the highest number we have seen in the last 30 years. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. a 22-year-old man is in the
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hospital tonight after he was shot in broad daylight in san practice fell. at about 1:00 this afternoon, the victim was waiting on a bus platform at the city's transit center near 3rd street and highway 101 when the gunman pulled up, shot him and then drove off. the word on the victim's condition and no arrests. police in two of the bay area's biggest cities are looking to get guns off the streets this weekend. the san francisco and oakland police departments are hosting gun buy-back programs tomorrow. they are offering $200 for every working gun. a traffic tragedy this evening on the peninsula. three people were killed. the deadly crash on interstate 280 near redwood city has led to major delays for drivers heading north. at one point, the traffic was backed up to san jose. now, since then, it has eased up a bit but there is still heavy traffic as you can see we have live pictures for you from chopper 5. they are still working that accident scene. no word on when officers are
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going to clear the interstate. and across the bay area today another round of very high tides. after the break, a closer look at one part of the bay area that might find itself increasingly vulnerable to these events in the years ahead. if you were in the east bay today and thinking it hasn't been this cold outside in about two years, you're right. concord 51 for a high today. the coldest since march. how long do we stay chilly? i'll have your forecast coming up. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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couple days ago, wreaking h on marin roadways and san francisco beaches. today, the rising waters took over parts of the penn well, the king tides swelled again today. it started a couple of days ago. today rising waters took over parts of the peninsula.
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mark sayre explains no coincidence in that. mark. >> well, allen, today is day 3 of these king tides and a recent survey showed san mateo county stands to have the most damage of any county in all of california if the sea levels and the tides continue to rise. just as the high watermark of the king tide reached the peninsula about 12:30, crews put up signs closing the road outside of the dock town marina in redwood city. it's a scene repeated more frequently than in the past. paul is the harbor master. >> it gets deep here but dissipates quickly. >> reporter: the tides created a problem for alberto contreras whose car floated away during yesterday's king tide. >> when i opened the door, all water come in. >> reporter: how high do you think it was here? >> right up to the door. >> reporter: his family arrived to push the car out of harm's
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way today. in a study from 2009, the oakland-based pacific institute says san mateo county could be the hardest hit as sea levels continue to rise and water creeps ever further inland. the report says one approach it protect property over the long term would be to install dikes, dunes and seawalls or perhaps it is time to rethink long-term development. >> it doesn't seem very smart to build in very low-lying areas anymore. >> reporter: she is with the sierra club. >> should we really be putting people's lives and their entire life savings at risk? a citizen is entitled to believe that if a city has allowed someone to build on a particular property, that it's safe. >> reporter: if these king tides are any indication of what's to come, some who are directly impacted agree that something feeds to be done. >> we definitely are not good but i'm sure -- like most things, it's certainly, you know, when things get so bad they will actually make changes.
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>> reporter: and the king tides are gone for now but they will be back for three more days beginning january 9. reporting live in redwood city, i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. all right. tides were high but the temperatures today pretty low. i'll tell you what, this is one of the coldest days that we have had since two springs ago. that's how chilly it was in the afternoon the peeking outside now where the skies are clearing leading to another cold night these were the highs for today. oakland the only spot above 55 degrees. you hit 56. sonoma 54. half moon bay 53. only 52 in redwood city. concord and napa only 51. a lot of of you are already in the 40s. most of us are heading to the 30s. so one more night where you're going to need the extra blankets or turn up the heat to keep the kids warm. santa rosa 33, napa down to 33 tonight. you'll start off tomorrow morning in the mid-30s for concord and livermore and fremont, even san jose dropping to 37 degrees tonight. hi-def doppler is going to take you down to the south bay because that's the only area
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where we're seeing showers right now along 280, highway 17, 85, towards los gatos, campbell and san jose and santa clara. this pattern change shows no sign of going away all the way until new year's eve. we have a dip in the jet stream off the california coastline almost the exact opposite of what we have in the summer where there is a big ridge of high pressure and the source of our air is coming down from places like alaska. it's wrapping around this low pressure system and feeding in cold, unstable air. we are not looking at big rainmakers, nothing like three weeks ago. just more cold air is reinforced every day keeping highs only in the 50s and we'll get a good shot of rain about two out of every three days. scattered showers highs only in the 50s for some of you in inland communities maybe struggling to make it into the
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50s at all and next week it will stay chilly. 55 for san jose, concord 52, well below average. scattered showers couple of degrees milder. monday more showers. tuesday rain likely. the answer is wednesday. wednesday and thursday looking dry before more showers come back. now cold and wet means snow in the mountains. excellent base 42 to 50 inches a widespread depending on the elevation of squaw valley. that is your ski report and it's time for sports. >> all right, there paul. give you a quick hit. warriors hot shooting in
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florida tonight unfortunately left in m everybody else was in orlando. steph curry and david lee no lucky pre-game spread. ws looking for their sixth straight road win. reddick hit four three-pointers in the game including a 3rd quarter buzzer beater. magic led by 17 and by as many as 20. six magics players in double figures. curry 25. lee double-double but not enough. 99-85 the final. here is marin catholic quarterback jared gopp. he and the wildcats are going for the division 3 state title saturday against madison of san diego. that game in los angeles county will be the last of his career before heading to cal to run the spread offense for new coach sonny dykes. marin catholic 14-1, he says the cats have got to get to 15. >> i think we are the better team. i think we'll be more prepared. they are obviously a very good
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team. they wouldn't make it this far. our brotherhood and unity will shine and i think we'll come out on top. >> all right. and good news for you raider fans. the game is sold out with the chiefs on sunday. >> yeah! >> it will be seen here on cbs 5 just after 1:00 and after the game of course we'll have our fifth quarter post-game show, full recap, with myself, dennis o'donnell, and big robust lovable jeremy -- [overlapping speakers] >> teddy bear. >> good to hear they sold out. >> yes. >> they try to finish up strong. the 49ers and patriots. that will be the nightcap. >> two big games this weekend. >> thank you. a quick programming note for you. cbs news will present a one- hour special report tonight on the newtown school shooting beginning at 10:00 and it it will be followed immediately by eyewitness news at 11. >> all right.
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